Elizabeth Arias of Allentown, left, hugs her mother Margarita Galarza as fire crews extinguish hot spots after a building fire Thursday on North Eighth Street in Allentown. Galarza whose apartment was in the same building and close to the actual fire, her residence sustained heavy water damage and can not go back.
A student holds a Spotted Lanternfly as she tries to inject water into the invasive insect. Penn State Lehigh Valley and Jeffrey Howell, an Entomologist for the University of Kentucky were at the Lehigh campus to inject spotted lanternflies with a potential gene-silencing treatment that may evolve into a method to control the pests.
Dionel Velazquez, 15, of Allentown is silhouetted as he sails through the air and performs his best Michael Jordon through the legs shot while playing a pick-up basketball game on a beautiful late Spring day at Fountain Park in Allentown. Velazquez made the shot several times, but on this one, he just missed.
Joseph Santos ex-wife’s, Ruth Santos (left) kneels close by as and Arlene (right) cries out as she caresses a T-shirt with Joseph Santos’ likeness on it Wednesday, August 1, 2018 during a protest/vigil along Hamilton Boulevard near the spot where Mr. Santos was shot by a South Whitehall Police officer last Sunday.
Julio Ruiz, a kennel tech at the Lehigh County Humane Society asks for help as a boa constrictor slowly wraps around him. After a couple of minutes, Ruiz was able to get the snake off him. The snake was rescued from a Macungie home Monday night. Staff members of the Lehigh County Humane Society work on inspecting and cataloging about a 100 creatures Tuesday, in Allentown. Exotic birds, snakes and other animals were rescued from a Macungie home Monday night.
Heartbreak tries to lick the lens of the camera Thursday, December 20, 2018 while at the Pennsylvania S.P.C.A in Danville. Heartbreak was one of several animals seized from a unhealthy environment. The Pennsylvania SPCA had a record number of animal intakes this year thanks to several busts in the Lehigh Valley. Some of the animals seized were transferred to the Pennsylvania S.P.C.A in Danville.
A man who was sexually abused by a priest wipes away the tears as others give him support as Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro talks about abuses in the church. Shapiro held a press conference following a release of 900-page statewide grand jury report on sexual abuse by up to 300 priests Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
Steven Margolies (left) a supporter for the LGBTQ community, takes a selfie with a member of the Westboro Baptist Church Tuesday, July 26, 2016 during a The Great Wall of Love, a blockade to defend the Mazzoni Transgender Clinic’s patients from the Westboro Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Margolies said “These people are hilarious” after snapping the images.
Left to right, Derek Long of Slatington; Mason Seiler, of Slatington, Gage Hunsicker of Walnutport and Joe Egan of Slatington, throw corn starch in the air along with other fans in tribute to LeBron James during LeBron Night during a Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre game at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.
A Police Officer stands at attention silhouetted by 1,000 blue lights during roll call of fallen officers and lighting of candles during the 19 annual Horsham Township Police Department Project Blue Light at the Horsham Township Municipal Complex. Horsham police and law enforcement officers from across Montgomery County come together to honor officers that have died in the line of duty.
Bruce Debrigida of Hatfield walks along the shore line after casting his line at Lake Galena in New Britain Wednesday afternoon while enjoying a day of fishing. Debrigida who only caught one blue gill on the day said, “I like walking, it’s a little more active that way” referring to just standing in one spot to fish.
Adam Bencsik of Richland Township watches as his wife Leigh and their 21 month-old daughter Kinsey talk to one of their neighbors. Adam Bencsik – ’98 Pennridge graduate, was a healthy teen who came down with bacterial meningitis as an 11th grader. He lost both of his legs at the knees and all of his fingers and almost lost his life – in nearly a decade he has overcome a lot.
Wearing his Prom Tux, Josh Kiser, 18, of Breinigsville and a senior at Parkland High School smiles as he rappels down Tower 6 Friday, May 11, 2018 as he and a number of others completed the same feat. Kiser wanted to wear the tuxedo so he can get more out of his rental because his prom this Saturday.
Kyle Kratz, 2, of Perkiomenville (left) enjoys his ice cream and his dog “Oliver” a 3 year-old Bichon getting in on the fun with poor little 8 month-old Shawn Kratz looking at his brother waiting for his share of the ice cold goodness during the Annual 4H Fair in Skippack. Along with food, participants enjoyed seeing many animals.